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Seeing the brighter side of social distancing

I can’t exactly remember when Australians were suddenly forced to adhere to public health orders which included heavy restrictions on social interaction and the forced closure of many businesses (coronavirus). All I know is that it happened pretty fast. In the space of a week, we went from having our […]

Silver Celebration

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve released a CD to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the St. Matthew’s, Albury, Létourneau organ. Own a part of Albury’s history by ordering a CD!   Order CD (free shipping within Australia) – $23.00 Contact me at hello@jamesfloresorganist.com for international orders or any other enquiry. […]

Thirteen in twelve

Thirteen in twelve…sounds like an obscure time signature but that’s not what it’s about. It refers to the number of recitals I completed in twelve months (2017). This personal challenge didn’t start as a premeditated one at all, but rather as a natural progression from what happened in the previous […]

Two southern events

French Repertoire Masterclass – Johann Vexo Back in May, I was blessed and fortunate enough to be able to attend a masterclass by Johann Vexo, organist for the choir organ at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris and the great organ of the Cathedral of Nancy. This opportunity was made possible by Paul […]

Same repertoire, different organs

The joy (or headache) of being an organist is being able to adapt to different instruments on short notice. In my younger piano days, I remember the stress of having to play a different piano for an exam, eisteddfod or performance. You had to somehow quickly adapt to the touch, […]

12 recitals in 12 months

In a bid to learn more organ repertoire in 2017, I have entered myself into a challenge of booking in 12 recitals in 12 months. There could be possibly more than this, but for now this is what I have signed up for. So far I have completed two, the […]

Australia Day 2017

A new year presents new challenges and I’ve certainly put my hand up for that! I find that when you have a goal you also develop a sense of direction. My goal this year is to learn a large range of organ repertoire and what better way to do that by locking […]